Halo Legends (DVD)

Halo Legends (DVD)

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By James Whittle

The Xbox gaming universe of Halo gets animated with seven mind-blowing episodes in Halo Legends - a direct-to-video release. Gamers can now enjoy stories from the Halo universe from a new perspective.

The show features a range of artistic styles, including CGI, painted illustrations and classic anime animation by some of the biggest Japanese studios and directors in the industry.

Some of those studios include Bones (Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, Fullmetal Alchemist, Sword of the Stranger and Eureka Seven), Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell, Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade and Blood: The Last Vampire) and Toei Animation (Dragon Ball, Digimon, Sailor Moon and One Piece).

Also contributing to Halo Legends is Casio Entertainment, best known for Dai-Nipponjin - an entrant at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and nominee for best visual effects at the 2008 Asian Film Awards.

This two-disc special edition DVD contains hours of bonus features, including audio commentary with project directors Frank O'Connor and Joseph Chou, 'The Making of Halo Legends', and Halo: Gaming Evolved, a documentary on the ins and outs of the Halo universe, from its beginnings as an Xbox video game to its present entertainment franchise status.

The Blu-ray has an added extra in Halo: The Story so Far, an overview of the Halo universe.

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